French & Spanish Language Tour 2018

Winifred Holtby Academy is excited to be proposing a joint language tour to France and Spain to support curriculum plans for French and Spanish Language pupils and enhance learning experiences within the Academy.

Here are the key details about the planned trip:

  • 5 days and 4 nights
  • Departs on Saturday 26th May 2018
  • Returns on Wednesday 30th May 2018 during the Whitsun half-term break
  • The purpose of the trip is to experience French and Spanish language and culture
  • The provisional cost is £365.00 per pupil

This price includes:

  • Return executive coach travel (two overnight journeys)
  • Return channel crossings from Dover to Dunkirk
  • Accommodation

Chateau Ebblinghem – 1 Night - Half Board

Barcelona Urbany Hostel  – 1 Night - Half Board

  • The group size is hoped to be 40
  • The adults accompanying the group will be to a ratio of 1:8 and will include experienced teachers from the MFL Faculty

Group travel insurance is also included.

The itinerary for the trip will include cultural visits to sights in and around Saint-Omer in Northern France, Barcelona and a day at Port Aventura, a theme park near Barcelona.

In addition to the tour cost, we recommend that your child has some spending money for the trip for some midday meals, snacks and presents. They will not require a passport as we will apply for a collective one as a group.

A £65 non-refundable deposit is required as soon as possible to secure your child a place on this visit along with a completed permission slip. Places are on a first come first served basis. Once we have received 40 deposit payments the visit will then be closed to other pupils. The Academy requires all payments to be made via your ParentPay account. Should you require a copy of your ParentPay login details, please contact the Academy reception. Please DO NOT send any money to the Academy with your child.

A further payment of £100.00 is required by the end of October 2017 followed by the final payment by mid-March 2018. Interim payments can be made between the dates outlined above; about £50 per month would cover the remaining amount required between November and March.

The trip is being booked through NST Travel, the UK's leading educational travel company for schools with more than 45 years’ experience. They work closely with us during the whole tour planning process to ensure that your child will get the very best learning experience whilst away.

We would expect all pupils to have acceptable levels of attendance, punctuality and good behaviour – places will be withdrawn if we feel that your child is not maintaining expected levels.

Mr Styles